ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : COM-07-121

Date Created : 05/04/2007


Co-op Directors
other: All Principals
Testing Coordinators
Federal Coordinators

Type of Memo: Regulatory
Response Required: Optional
Section:   Special Assistant - Dee Cox
New School Designation (AYP)

Regulatory Authority:
No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (Public Law 107-110)

Contact Person:
Janinne Riggs

Phone Number:


The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Accountability Workbook used for determining Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) includes a definition for New School that was approved by the U S Department of Education. The definition of a new school can be found in the Workbook located on the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) website under No Child Left Behind.

Schools eligible for a New School designation should complete the attached Re-Configured Schools form and email to Janinne Riggs at or fax to 501-682-5756 by Friday, June 15, 2007. The form can also be included as part of the appeal process that will follow the release of the school improvement reports.


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